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Hot Chip at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos)

London-based indie electro-pop group Hot Chip played a sold out Ogden Theatre on May 28, making for another summer dance party on Colfax. The band was formed in the same early 2000s wave of indie dance that spawned Chromeo and LCD Soundsystem, and after more than a decade of touring, they’ve clearly had time to refine their show.

Nadalands might be Fort Collins’ best-kept musical secret

Add John Lindenbaum to the list of Colorado songwriters whose new output threatens to torpedo his under-the-radar status. The 38-year-old, who previously fronted Bay Area act Rust Belt Music and still plays in the stripped-down duo Lonelyhearts, has lately focused on Nadalands — a solo project that has grown over the past year with bassist Matt Schild (The Morning Clouds) and drummer Benjamin Buttice (Sour Boy, Bitter Girl).

Riot Fest Denver 2015 lineup analysis

“Riots aren’t always a good thing.” Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne said that in a recent promotional video for the three-city-wide Riot Fest, which was polling its participants and performers on why, as they put it, “Riot Fest sucks.” It’s the kind of thing that an adolescent Warped Tour might do today, the self-deprecating middle-finger selfie of the next wave of punk and rebel rockers.